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1. With which one of the following sports is Jayanta Talukdar associated?
(A) Golf (B) Snooker
(C) Archery (D) Shooting
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2. In order to right size the manpower employed in an organization, the 'Golden Handshake or 'VRS' has been introduced–
'VRS' stands for
(A) Voluntary Required Staff (B) Voluntary Retirement Scheme
(C) Voluntary Retirement Staff (D) Voluntary Required Scheme
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3. The humilating military defeat at the hands of China, is observed by India as ..... on–
(A) National Solidarity Day, 20th October (B) National Solidarity Day, 30th October
(C) National Strengthening Day, 15th August (D) Army Strengthening Day, 26th January
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4. Jallikattu/ Manju Virattu is a ….. sport played in Tamil Nadu–
(A) Bull taming (B) Horse riding
(C) Water sport (D) Cock fighting
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5. Which of the following was not one of the after effect of the Swadeshi Movement?
(A) It gave a great deal of encouragement to Indian industries
(B) It created a market for Indian goods abroad
(C) There was a flowering of nationalist poetry, prose and journalism
(D) National educational institution, where literary, technical or physical education was imparted, were opened
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6. In which one of the following sessions was the Indian National Congress split into Moderates and Extremists?
(A) Nagpur (B) Allahabad
(C) Surat (D) Calcutta
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7. The January isotherm taken as a basis for dividing India into tropical and subtropical zones is–
(A) 21°C (B) 180°C
(C) 12°C (D) 15°C
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8. The average annual temperature of a meteorological station is 26° C, its average annual rainfall is 63 cm and the annual range temperature is 9° C. The station in question is–
(A) Allahabad (B) Chennai
(C) Cherrapunji (D) Kolkata
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9. Who of the following is the author of a collection of poems called 'Golden Threshold'?
(A) Aruna Asaf Ali (B) Annie Besant
(C) Sarojini Naidu (D) Vijayalakshmi Pandit
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10. In the agricultural practices, ripening of fruits can be accelerated by which of the following physical/chemical methods?
(A) Heating of fruits (B) Nitrogen spraying on fruits
(C) IAA spraying on fruits (D) Ethylene spraying on fruits
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11. Screen that comes on when you turn on your computer that shows all the icons is known as–
(A) Face to Face (B) Viewer
(C) View Space (D) Desktop
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12. Which of the following Amendment Bill exempted the State of Bihar from the obligation of having a Tribal Minister?
(A) 92nd (B) 93rd
(C) 94th (D) 95th
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13. Horticulture is most widespread in the–
(A) Mediterranean regions (B) Subtropical regions
(C) Temperate regions (D) Equatorial regions
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14. The extensive coffee plantations in Brazil are called–
(A) Fazendas (B) Trasils
(C) Corrals (D) Estancias
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15. What are "Open Market Operations"?
(A) Activities of SEBI registered brokers (B) Selling of currency by the RBI
(C) Selling of gilt-edged securities by the government (D) Sale of shares by FIls
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16. 'Liquidity trap' is a situation in which–
(A) people want to hold only cash because prices are falling everyday
(B) people want to hold only cash because there is too much of liquidity in the economy
(C) the rate of interest is so low that no one wants to hold interest bearing assets and people want to hold cash
(D) there is an excess of foreign exchange reserves in the economy leading to excess of money supply
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17. Which one of the following leaders of the Congress was totally in favour of Cabinet Mission plan?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi (B) Jawaharlal Nehru
(C) Sardar Patel (D) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
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18. Who was the Defence Minister of India during the Indo-China War of 1962?
(A) RN Thapar (B) Jagjivan Ram
(C) VK Krishna Menon (D) Govind Vallabh Pant
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19. After the accession of Indian states the rulers of many states were appointed as of the states–
(A) Rajpramukh (B) Governor
(C) Regent (D) Rajyadhyaksha
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20. ZPG is the maintenance of a population at a constant level by limiting the number of live births to that needed to replace the existing population. ZPG means–
(A) Zero Population Gain (B) Zero People Growth
(C) Zero Population Growth (D) Zero People Gain
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21. Disarmament week ..... highlights the danger of the arms race and propagates the need for its cessation–
(A) 24-30 October (B) 24-30 December
(C) 24-30 January (D) 24-30 August
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22. Van Mahotsav - an annual pan-Indian tree planting festival is celebrated on–
(A) 10th June (B) 10th July
(C) 5th June (D) 5th July
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23. The Objective Resolution moved by JL Nehru in the Constituent Assembly on December 13, 1946 had been described by KM Munshi as–
(A) "Solemn pledge by our people" (B) "Horoscope of our Sovereign Democratic Republic"
(C) "Framework of the Constitution" (D) "Expression to the aspirations and ideals of the people"
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24. Who among the following was the Governor-General of India immediately preceding Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari?
(A) The Marquess of Linlithgow (B) Lord Mountbatten
(C) Lord Wavell (D) Lord Chelmsford
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25. The famous Jain scholar Hemachandra was patronised by–
(A) Amoghavarsha (B) Dharmapala
(C) Chandragupta Maurya (D) Kumarapala Chalukya
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